401-3900-16L  Advanced Topics in Discrete Optimization

SemesterSpring Semester 2018
LecturersD. Adjiashvili, C. Kalaitzis
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentNumber of participants limited to 26.


401-3900-00 SAdvanced Topics in Discrete Optimization2 hrs
Wed13:15-15:00HG G 26.5 »
D. Adjiashvili, C. Kalaitzis

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AbstractIn this seminar we will discuss selected topics in discrete optimization. The main focus is on modern approaches to combinatorial optimization, including linear programming and polyhedral methods.
ObjectiveThe goal of the seminar is twofold. On the one hand, the students will learn and practice presenting scientific papers to an audience. On the other hand, the students will be exposed to cutting-edge research in the field of combinatorial optimization. An active participation in the seminar should allow the student to later read and understand a paper in the topic of discrete optimization independently. Students intending to do a project in optimization are strongly encouraged to participate.
ContentThe selected topics will cover various classical and modern results in combinatorial optimization, focusing on papers that present important modern polyhederal tools.
Lecture notesThis seminar has no script.
LiteratureThe learning material will be in the form of scientific papers.
Prerequisites / NoticeRequirements: Mathematical Optimization or Introduction to Mathematical Optimization (or equivalent course) strongly suggested.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits4 credits
ExaminersD. Adjiashvili, C. Kalaitzis
Typeungraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition only possible after re-enrolling for the course unit.
Additional information on mode of examinationTalks in English or in German / Vorträge auf Deutsch oder auf Englisch

Learning materials

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Places26 at the most
Beginning of registration periodRegistration possible from 22.12.2017
PriorityRegistration for the course unit is only possible for the primary target group
Primary target groupComputer Science BSc (252000)
Computer Science MSc (263000)
Computer Science (Mobility) (274000)
Mathematics BSc (404000) starting semester 05
Mathematics MSc (437000)
Applied Mathematics MSc (437100)
Mathematics (Mobility) (448000)
Waiting listuntil 21.02.2018

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